Muslims always had misgivings when traveling to non-Muslim communities. They should not be afraid when booking for a trip to Sydney, Australia because it is one of the world’s most liveable and welcoming cities, no matter what nation you are coming from.
Sydney is a melting pot of different cultures. As such, you can expect Halal dining options and attractions when you come to visit and enjoy just the same. There is also a huge mosque in Auburn (Auburn Gallipoli mosque) and other prayer sites across the city where you can come over and pray. Yet, the known largest mosque in Australia is situated in Lakemba, which is known as Masjid Ali Bin Abi Taleb
Exploring Sydney’s Best
One of the first things to do when you come over to the city is to take an exploration of the city centre. A Sydney Harbour cruise, which starts from Circular Quay, is a nice experience to invest in. While on it, you will be able to get a sneak peek of the city’s iconic sights including the Sydney Opera House and the majestic Harbour Bridge. After getting off the cruise, you can well enjoy a Halal snack at Neptune Palace, which serves a nice selection of dishes that are perfect for replenishing your energy.
Aside from a cruise, a walking tour is another interesting adventure to get into. Sydney has many green spots where you can enjoy the beauty of charming gardens like the Royal Botanic Gardens. They are also teeming with lively flora and fauna. Some of the interesting wildlife species you might come across during your journey through the Taronga Zoo are koalas and kangaroos.
If you are for the beach beauty of Sydney, you might as well pay Bondi Beach a visit. This is a top choice among Sydneysiders, offering an array of water activities that include swimming, surfing, and snorkelling. Blue Mountains is another must-visit, with its vast wilderness worthy enough for it to be listed as a World Heritage site.
One other exciting to do when you visit Sydney is shop, shop, shop ‘til you drop. The Pitt Street Mall offers a wide array of goods for the cosmopolitan shopper. There are plenty specialty shops and boutiques where you can obtain anything from fashion accessories to home wares. If you do not mind going to less glamorous stores and you would want some local experience of marketing, The Rocks Markets make for some great finds. It has a varied display of Artisan crafts, colourful garments, and delectable gourmet food. The markets at Paddington and Balmain also have great Halal offers from Turkish recipes.
Being choosy with food is not a problem when you book for a Sydney vacation. There are many Halal restaurants that serve anything from Indian to Pakistani to Lebanese and Malaysian dishes. Apart from Neptune Palace at Circular Quay, you may also enjoy luscious Halal eats at Lal Qila and Ipoh.
It is not a problem whether you are a Muslim or a catholic or whatever. You will enjoy Sydney for all its glitz and glamour, fabulous and most scenic sights, its colourful vibe, and everything else in between.